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Wednesday 10 November 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Growing up faster than ever before

Erin Stewart
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We see the words ‘kids are having to grow up faster than ever before’ all the time in magazines, books and on TV. They especially refer to girls in saying this. Apparently, it’s the case that children are forced out of their precious childhood years too early. They should be free to enjoy themselves more…
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Wednesday 13 October 2010
Opinion

Decency at the beach?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The other week, a column appeared in the Brisbane Times (as well as in the Sydney Morning Herald) in the Beauty Beat section, with the author’s viewpoint on fat women in bikinis on the beach. Hint: it wasn’t exactly positive. I talked about it on another website I write for (Axis of Fat), but I’d…
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Fashion Opinion

The costs of being fat and fashionable

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve talked (ranted) about clothing sizes in retail stores and online before. What I’ve not talked (ranted) about are the costs of this clothing. I don’t mind paying for quality. What I do mind is paying for mass-produced clothing at prohibitive prices. And the market really is cornered, because most fat chicks either have to…
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Tuesday 24 August 2010
Culture Opinion

South Carolina to cover obesity surgery next year

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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(image from Division of General Surgery, Langone Medical Centre) The United States state of South Carolina will be enabling government workers through the state health plan to get surgeries related to obesity and cover the costs through insurance (Source). These surgeries are very expensive, but apparently South Carolina sees them as a necessary cost to…
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Saturday 21 August 2010
Opinion

Keep your opinions off my body

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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My body is not up for discussion. My body is not up for public consumption. A woman’s body is not on display for people to pick apart or compliment. It just is. This is something I believe in vehemently. This is something most people I know believe in vehemently. But some people don’t. I don’t…
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Thursday 12 August 2010
Opinion

The anti-diet talk mantra

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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(Image from Gourment Girl Magazine) “All I’ve had to eat today was some crackers.” “Oh really? All I’ve had is a coffee!” “I’m not even hungry!” “Me either!” A sample conversation I witnessed, this past weekend, between a good friend and an acquaintence. It was all I could do to restrain myself from rolling my…
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